Monthly Archives: July 2010


20 million souls hustling and crowding, thronging grand avenues and shady alleys, buying and selling in slick modern shopping centers and ancient covered markets, honking and shouting, cutting business deals by cell phone and hauling furniture in donkey carts… Cairo … Continue reading

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On Food and Cooking in Gaza

If all goes well, this month Laila El-Haddad and I will begin research for a book on food and cooking in Gaza. Part cookbook, part oral history, part documentation of the present. Please have a look here.

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Kitchen Anthropology

What better way to know a place than though its inhabitants? And what better way to know people than through their kitchens? Recently I’ve been working on what I call kitchen anthropology. It started out as practice for a project … Continue reading

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